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Horne Lake Caves

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Located in beautiful Vancouver Island, Horne Lake Caves feature some of the best caving opportunities anywhere in Canada. With options for many ages and abilities, our knowledgeable and friendly team will guide your group through an exciting and educational adventure you won't soon forget!

Cave Exploration Packages

At Horne Lake Caves we have a variety of cave exploration packages suited for all ages and comfort & fitness levels. All of our packages are guided by one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides who will open your eyes to the world beneath your feet.

$54

/person + GST
1hr 45m | Max. 10 people | Ages: 5+ | Challenge Rating ✦✦✧✧✧

Riverbend Cave Explorer

Our easiest and most spacious tour leads you in to Riverbend Cave without having to squeeze or do any vertical climbing. See amazing crystal formations and ancient fossils while learning about the history of the cave’s geology.

$79

/person + GST
multicave
2.5 hours | Max. 8 people | Ages: 8+ | Challenge Rating ✦✦✦✧✧

Multi-Cave Explorer

Each cave on this spectacular tour offers up a fun and unique challenge. Try out your “caving moves” on a waterfall climb, a vertical squeeze and a cave slide while you enjoy a fun adventure! This signature tour is one you won't want to miss.

$139

/person + GST
Available June to Sept | 4 Hours | Max. 6 People | Ages: 13+ | Challenge Rating ✦✦✦✦✧

Achilles Challenge

An adventurous taste of the pristine beauty that lays beyond the crawlways in Riverbend Cave. Put your cave abilities to the test with 3 belly crawls, a 6m rock climb and a 5m cable ladder climb to earn these sights you will treasure forever.

$199

/person + GST
Available June to Sept | 5.5 Hours | Max. 6 People | Ages: 13+ | Challenge Rating ✦✦✦✦✦

Max Depth Adventure

The ultimate journey through all of Riverbend Cave’s beautiful chambers and passageways to the deepest reaches of the cave. Crawlways, climbs, and rappels up to 20m. A rewarding adventure full of amazing sights!

Opening your eyes to a world beneath your feet

We offer a wide variety of caving exploration tours suited for many ages and fitness levels.

Locally Operated for over 30 years

We've always believed that caving isn’t just limited to a highly-adventurous few, but rather that every person can experience this rewarding activity in a safe and structured way.

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Testimonials

  • Worth every penny! We did the multi-cave experience and found it SO interesting and FUN. A big shout out to Oscar, who was our cave guide. He was super knowledgeable and animated! 11/10 recommend you need to do this at least ONCE! This is now my second time doing this and it won’t be my last.

    - Virginia E.

  • This excursion was a highlight of our recent 10-day trip to Vancouver Island. It was fun, fascinating, and physical. Myles was a fabulous guide, sharing his obvious passion for caving in ways that were really engaging -- we left with a far greater appreciation for the fragile nature and exploration of caves!

    - Eddy B.

  • We had an awesome time doing the multi-cave explorer tour guided by our caving expert, Myles! The tour was super educational regarding these caves, from calcite formations to the importance of preservation, and caving in general. I would highly recommend it for all ages and abilities!

    - Emma J.

  • Brilliant! Our guide Chloe was a consummate professional. She was knowledgeable, experienced, and yet carried a relaxed and caring attitude that helped with some of the anxiety/excitement inevitably associated with first-time caving. A unique experience that my 12-year-old and I would treasure for a long time. So THANKS!

    - Gary L.

  • Booking online was simple, and reminder follow-ups with trip details came through in great time. It was a fun and wet day for our tour, and we had Adam as our guide. He showed us Main Cave and Lower Cave, as well as visiting the entrance to River Bend. The whole experience was adventurous and fun!

    - Trisha S.

  • It was really quite fascinating getting the opportunity to explore the cave system. Though we only went on the 'easy' tour there were other tours available at varying levels of difficulty. I really appreciated the fact that they were very keen to protect the natural environment.

    - Steven B.